Welcome to the University Honors Program, 
the Heart of SMU's Intellectual Community!

What is the Honors Program?


The University Honors Programopen to students of all majors, began in 1966 and is at the heart of SMU’s intellectual community. Students are prepared for the future through a program that centers on the values of a broad-based education in the humanities and sciences. 

Honors students enjoy intellectual challenges from dedicated University faculty in small classes (15 to 20 students whenever possible) that place a premium on in-class conversations and faculty-student interaction. The Honors curriculum encourages students to explore their individual interests through special research projects and interdisciplinary studies—on campus in Dallas, at SMU-in-Taos (New Mexico) and elsewhere in the United States or abroad.

Honors students take the same number of classes that non-Honors students take, but do so in an environment that encourages greater individual learning and achievement.  The Program extends beyond the work in the classroom to the development of a community of scholars—students and faculty—who relish the challenge and adventure of the life of the mind. In so doing, the University Honors Program serves as the intellectual heart of SMU, broadens students’ perspectives, and raises the level of discourse across campus.

SMU’s Honors students are active and visible in all facets of University life. In short, the University Honors Program expands and enriches the undergraduate possibilities and horizons.

Click here to see the 1966 PR Announcement 


Congratulations to the Honors class of 2019!

Aisha Ahmed
Meredith Melaine Anderson
Hana Eleanor Berry
Beau Bequeaith
Taylor Elise Boeckman
Bridget W. Boeger
Emma Catherine Brown
Meredith Suzanne Burke
Anna Grace Carey
Kathryn Adair Carr
Melissa Lynne Chambers
Lewis Floyd Collins
Sophie Marie Cudd
Anna C. Curran
Robert Paul Dalton
Anthony J. DeTorrice
Stejara Iulia Dinulescu
Hanna Denise Dodd
Alexandra Marie Dykeman
Emily Elizabeth Elson
Sarah Jane Fiala
Isabel Marie Gabaldon
Rachel Ern-Yi Gan
Christina Elise Gilchrest
Anna Grace Godoy
Greg Guggenmos
Alexander Michael Groszek
Natalie Jean Gullo
Madeline Hamilton
Mary Chamberlain Harlan
Megan Elizabeth Hauck
Benjamin Thomas Horton
Abraham Hwang
Giorgio Yiannis Ioannou
Katherine E. Jones
Florence Yee-ling Kam
Grace Tian-hui Kuang
Sara Magalio
Lindsy Brooke Maglich
Cole Darshan Mariyappa
Alec Bruce Maulding
Alexander M. McNamara
Caroline Grace Meekins
Antoine Mellon
Zachary Logan Miller
Alyssa Suzanne Moino
Rama Mouhaffel
Smythe Robert Mullikin
Maya Elizabeth Muralidhar
Destiny Rose Murphy
Cheyenne Spring Murray
Narcedalia Negrete
Madeleine Elizabeth Nerad
Samuel Partida
Madeline Faye Paul
Bradley Sidney Potts
Sofia Pullen
Andrew R. Ramsey
Grace Renee Reon
Elizabeth Ridgeway
Andrea Joy Salt
Naomi Samuel
Mary Camille Savoie
Sydney Lauren Schmitt
Cydney Kay Snyder
Evan Wallace Snyder
Matthew Brandt Speelhoffer
Christopher Adam Stuchly
Jordan Nicole Tenpas
Marianne Astrid Thrailkill
Katerina Elaine Tsai
Brian Alexander Vazquez
Taylor Victoria Vinson
Courtney Anne Vrij
Cecilia Marie Weigman
Zachary Stafford Wellen
Raviola A. Wenno
Wren Zeller

View our Senior Class Profiles for a complete list of all graduate achievements

UHP Events

Fall Research Symposium:
Oct 23, 4-6 PM

Owens Arts Center: Taubman Atrium, 1030, 1050, & 1060

Gartner Lecture: Chris Tomlinson
Oct 23, 6 PM

Fondren Library, Texana Room


UHP Student News

New UHP Alumni Network

If you are an alum of the SMU UHP and would like to learn more about our new Alumni Network, please email Susan Harris (sharris@smu.edu). To read about recent alumni achievements, click here.


Espresso Bar in the Scholars’ Den until 8pm! Drop in and get some coffee to recharge.

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